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cordless drill (by Pmh [TX]) Sep 13, 2020 4:56 PM
       cordless drill (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Sep 13, 2020 5:29 PM
       cordless drill (by on [WI]) Sep 13, 2020 5:30 PM
       cordless drill (by Jason [VA]) Sep 13, 2020 5:57 PM
       cordless drill (by ned [AL]) Sep 13, 2020 6:19 PM
       cordless drill (by 6x6 [TN]) Sep 13, 2020 6:41 PM
       cordless drill (by Homer [TX]) Sep 13, 2020 6:43 PM
       cordless drill (by Jerry [MA]) Sep 13, 2020 6:45 PM
       cordless drill (by plenty [MO]) Sep 13, 2020 6:46 PM
       cordless drill (by Barbara [VA]) Sep 13, 2020 6:59 PM
       cordless drill (by Lynn [MA]) Sep 13, 2020 7:29 PM
       cordless drill (by JKJ [MA]) Sep 13, 2020 8:06 PM
       cordless drill (by Steve [MA]) Sep 13, 2020 8:09 PM
       cordless drill (by Robert J [CA]) Sep 13, 2020 8:32 PM
       cordless drill (by MikeA [TX]) Sep 13, 2020 9:20 PM
       cordless drill (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Sep 13, 2020 9:28 PM
       cordless drill (by GlennH [NC]) Sep 13, 2020 10:08 PM
       cordless drill (by Small potatoes [NY]) Sep 14, 2020 12:27 AM
       cordless drill (by J [FL]) Sep 14, 2020 5:27 AM
       cordless drill (by Kathi [OH]) Sep 14, 2020 6:08 AM
       cordless drill (by Kathi [OH]) Sep 14, 2020 6:08 AM
       cordless drill (by Steve [MA]) Sep 14, 2020 6:16 AM
       cordless drill (by RR78 [VA]) Sep 14, 2020 7:00 AM
       cordless drill (by don [PA]) Sep 14, 2020 4:42 PM
       cordless drill (by Pmh [TX]) Sep 14, 2020 6:30 PM
       cordless drill (by J [FL]) Sep 15, 2020 7:25 AM
       cordless drill (by J [FL]) Sep 15, 2020 7:25 AM

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cordless drill (by Pmh [TX]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2020 4:56 PM
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need to replace the cordless b&d drill I got from my Dadís collection after he died. any suggestions ? Thx

--107.77.xxx.xxx




cordless drill (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2020 5:29 PM
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I'm enjoying my Ryobi with the interchangeable batteries for all Ryobi stuff. Started with a drill, now have nail gun, rip saw, LED spotlight, Weed trimmer, hedge trimmer, leaf blowers (one small one large). Enjoying them all, lots of power, batteries recharge quickly. Pricey though unless you plan to buy a lot of 'tools' and use few batteries between them. --72.199.xx.xxx




cordless drill (by on [WI]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2020 5:30 PM
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Ryobi 18 volt. one battery fits a few dozen tools if you need more equipment --66.97.xxx.xxx




cordless drill (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2020 5:57 PM
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I'm a fan of Makita, but I only use higher end contractor grade equipment. I used to use Dewalt, but they've turned into junk.

If you're looking for a cheap Harry Homeowner style tool, I don't have any recommendations. --73.177.xxx.xx




cordless drill (by ned [AL]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2020 6:19 PM
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milwaukee --70.92.xx.xx




cordless drill (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2020 6:41 PM
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I got tired of fooling with cordless tools where the batteries cost almost as much as a new tool.

I now only use electric tools as the last decades and I am usually where there is power. Buy once and forget it. The drawback is when you are not where there is power but that is what generators are for. I had to repair a wood fence at my rental last week that is about 75 feet away from the house. I used an old antique hand drill and it worked perfect. Good garage sale find. --73.120.xx.xxx




cordless drill (by Homer [TX]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2020 6:43 PM
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I used to be a fan of Dewalt, but the batteries are expensive and worthless. A couple years ago I started buying Ryobi one plus stuff. The have so many different tools that run off the one battery. I even have drain augers , and air compressor battery powered. A few weeks ago, I discovered Direct Tools, sells factory blimished Ryobi at a great discount, I must have 25 different Ryobi one plus tools now. If you go south on 35, on the south side of the speedway, just south of Buckies, is the Tanger outlet mall, they have a Direct Tools there, you can stock up on some goodies. --66.169.xxx.xxx




cordless drill (by Jerry [MA]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2020 6:45 PM
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I only use Milwaukee these days. Used to use Dwalt, but the Milwaukee are more powerful and the batteries are better. --71.233.xxx.xx




cordless drill (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2020 6:46 PM
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We are a big fan of Dewalt. The starter kit for the drill and hammer-drill comes with batteries and charger and 20V and carrying bag. We are super pleased with the set. Own several sets and use them daily without fault. No issues with batteries, the new batteries are so much better than years ago - true for any brand of course. Once had the Ryobi, it worked until it didn't and it was never very powerful. --99.203.xx.xx




cordless drill (by Barbara [VA]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2020 6:59 PM
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Personally I miss my Dewalt. I have Ryobi now, Dewalt was lighter. --68.107.xxx.xxx




cordless drill (by Lynn [MA]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2020 7:29 PM
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I'm a fan of the Makita 18v LI LXT line. For 12v I use Milwakee M12's. --66.30.xx.xx




cordless drill (by JKJ [MA]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2020 8:06 PM
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I like Milwaukee, if you are going to be using the tools on a regular basis spend the extra $.$$ and go with Milwaukee, Makita, etc, if you are only using it occasionally go with Ryobi, Rigid, etc. It really depends on how much you will be using it, the weekend warrior brands like Ryobi and Rigid just donít last with professional daily use. --70.20.xx.xx




cordless drill (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2020 8:09 PM
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Primarily I have Makita & Milwaukee for my contracting work. However I do have a few of the green Ryobi 14 volt tools that I keep at some of my places. IMO for the average homeowner they are an excellent value. --71.174.xxx.xx




cordless drill (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2020 8:32 PM
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I have them all, Ryobi, Makita, Milwaukee and DeWalt.

Because Ryobi has their tools at a lower price and one battery fits all, it is an excellent choice. But it rates just above the middle of the 10 most common brands. For home owners and DYI, its a great choice

Makita, Milwaukee and Dewalt are one step above Ryobi, but they have different size and voltage batteries.... --47.155.xx.xxx




cordless drill (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2020 9:20 PM
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I agree that Makita and Milwaukee are the best. I have a Makita that I've had for almost 20 years and still going strong (although I'm on my 4th or 5th set of batteries). Dewalt is a good choice for heavy use at a cheaper price but not as good as they used to be. All the others stack blow those in terms of ruggedness to be used on a job site. They would be fine for the occasional remodel or repair. So it really boils down to how much you will be using it and what you want to spend. --64.130.xx.xxx




cordless drill (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2020 9:28 PM
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Makita power tools last where never had to replace a battery on any power tools. Service is good along with parts are not as expensive as Bosch. Many of the contractors had Makita drills and drivers which were used for 4 years without any problems. Ryobi is more of a homeowners grade power tool which is better then Black and Decker. So far had many different brands of power tools where the Makita was never customer tested then chargers and batteries had to be replace under warranty. Milwaukee has excellent service where the quality has dropped to what it was 30 years ago. Bosch is ok but parts are extremely expensive. The off brands from China are really a disposable power tool where no spare parts or service. So paying a higher price as the performance and life expectancy is longer. The last thing one needs is power tool breaks down during a repair or renovation unless a spare is available. Cordless drills is basic then upgraded models have a hammer drill function. Brush less the battery lasts longer along with more power. --147.194.xxx.xx




cordless drill (by GlennH [NC]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2020 10:08 PM
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I've gone all Ridgid. The main reasons:

1 - available at Home Depot

2 - pretty good quality

3 - they have a life-time warranty.

I've actually used the warranty about 4 times on different tools. Got a chuck replaced on a drill, 18 volt battery replaced.

You don't have to send it back to Ridgid. My Home Depot has guys who are certified to work on tools. I drop off the tool, they order the parts, and fix it on-site. Pretty fast.

I brought in a 18 guage nail gun once. The piston wouldn't retract. They replaced all the gaskets. It worked for a while and then failed again. When I brought it in again, they guy (who I know well) said "must be a problem with the tool" and gave me a brand new one.

The tools all come with a 3 year warranty. You must register each tool on-line to get the lifetime warranty.

For me, it just saves getting nickeled and dimed for spare parts down the road.

--50.82.xxx.xxx




cordless drill (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Sep 14, 2020 12:27 AM
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Makita was the original cordless powerhouse. I had nicad Dewalt heavy but good tools. Then they went lion and the new batteries didn't mesh and I wasn't upgrading tools and battery. I went w 18v Milwaukee kit. The grinder had no umph, the other tools did fine. Had 5 yr warranty. When the batteries went it was cheaper to start over w new kit then replace batteries. I realized cordless is like a printer, w the batteries being the ink. I tried out ryobi kit 200 bucks for drill/driver Sawzall, flashlight, circsaw, N oscillating tool. Lasted a couple years before the driver started to burn out(its a little underpowered) and the Sawzall started to go. I bought a 2nd kit Father's day when it s 200 again. The tools in this kit are inferior products. Batteries have no indicator lights, the drill smoked on day one

The flashlight was poorly redesigned and it all looked cheap. It went back to the store. Have not made up my mind on what's next. I also have 12v Milwaukee brushless drill/driver kit. I like it as the 12v is lighter and a good general purpose use. I find I pull out the corded drill when I need to drill timbers and such. Get brushless tools and a drill w a half inch chuck. Now tools have connectivity and you can manage them in an app, how stupid is that. I can't decide which horse to bet on. Festool if I had quarters to burn. --24.194.xxx.xxx




cordless drill (by J [FL]) Posted on: Sep 14, 2020 5:27 AM
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I like the Ryobi too. I've had the drill for awhile and I just bought a $50 string trimmer that uses the battery too. --72.188.xxx.xxx




cordless drill (by Kathi [OH]) Posted on: Sep 14, 2020 6:08 AM
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All of our cordless tools are DeWalt. We are happy with them. I am not opposed to some of the other brands. I think it is best to stick with one brand. This way you you can have more batteries available for a big job. One of the reasons that we chose this brand is that our buddy, who we sometimes work with on jobs, uses them.

--134.228.xxx.xx




cordless drill (by Kathi [OH]) Posted on: Sep 14, 2020 6:08 AM
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All of our cordless tools are DeWalt. We are happy with them. I am not opposed to some of the other brands. I think it is best to stick with one brand. This way you you can have more batteries available for a big job. One of the reasons that we chose this brand is that our buddy, who we sometimes work with on jobs, uses them.

--134.228.xxx.xx




cordless drill (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Sep 14, 2020 6:16 AM
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In the late 1950s / early 1960s NASA developed a cordless drill to use for taking soil samples during the moon landings. Black & Decker was the first commercial company to come out with cordless tools for the general public. They introduced their first generation of battery powered drills in 1961 followed a year later with a cordless hedge trimmer.

In the late 1970s / early 1980s, I bought some of Makita's 9.6 volt cordless tools. Including a drill, a jig saw, a 3 3/8" circular saw and a charger. Their run time was well less than an hour & it took more than an hour to recharge a battery. Compared to today's powerful cordless tools they really left a lot to be desired.

Before that my "cordless" arsenal included several sharp hand saws, bits & a brace and my all time favorite which I still occasionally use a Yankee Screwdriver.

--71.174.xxx.xx




cordless drill (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: Sep 14, 2020 7:00 AM
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My vote also for Makita. What I have used for years.

But if you have been used to Black and Decker anything will be a huge upgrade.

Ryobi is not as good as the top 3. But still pretty good. And best value.

If you can make it a couple months. Always buy Ryobi around Xmas.

Every year they have great deals. Close to half price with package deals. --73.40.xx.xx




cordless drill (by don [PA]) Posted on: Sep 14, 2020 4:42 PM
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Ryobi is junk. If you want a cheap drill, go to Harbor Freight. I would not get their bottom of the line "Drillmaster" brand, but the Chicago Electric or Bauer lines are OK and cheaper than even Ryobi. I used to buyu high quality tools but then I realized that generally my tools got stolen one way or another before they wore out. All I was doing by buying quality was giving the junkies a better tool to sell for $30. --70.90.xx.xxx




cordless drill (by Pmh [TX]) Posted on: Sep 14, 2020 6:30 PM
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thank you everyone for your suggestions. I went with Kobalt 24v 1/2. I do have a kobalt & a hitachi cord drills. I have several DeWalt saws: circular & reciprocal. The DW cordless at same price I paid $90 was only 20v & qtr inch. I just got tired of pulling out the power cords every time wife wants me to hang something heavy on the wall that requires going into studs..I do also now have my Dadís Milwaukee tools. they still work great. will hold on to them. Thx again. --107.77.xxx.xxx




cordless drill (by J [FL]) Posted on: Sep 15, 2020 7:25 AM
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Ryobi is junk? Are you referring just to their drills?

I've had a Ryobi brad nailer (got it on the Black Friday sale) for two years and have used it a lot. No jams or problems with it. The other tools with the "One" battery continue to work. --72.188.xxx.xxx




cordless drill (by J [FL]) Posted on: Sep 15, 2020 7:25 AM
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Ryobi is junk? Are you referring just to their drills?

I've had a Ryobi brad nailer (got it on the Black Friday sale) for two years and have used it a lot. No jams or problems with it. The other tools with the "One" battery continue to work. --72.188.xxx.xxx



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